In this time of great divide, what does it take to find some common ground and accept others with an open-hearted, graceful and gentle approach? When you come across someone who is kind, unreserved and warm, it brightens your day. Be that person. Dig deep. It can be difficult, but even a spiky, rigid cactus can create beauty and offer love.
Rockhound State Park, Deming, New Mexico
"I am open-hearted and
accept myself and others as they are."
Yoga Pose: Padma Mudra Gesture of the Lotus Flower Pose
A sweet, gentle mudra, often used during a standing pose or at the end of a practice. Imagine a beautiful lotus flower blooming in your hands.
Foundation. Come into a standing or seated position. Set your intention.
Torso. Elongate your spine. Root down through your feet or sit bones.
Arms/Hands. Place your hands together in Anjuli Mudra (prayer position). Spread your fingers wide apart then, keeping the base of your palms together, allow your hands to bloom into a flower as you keep the thumbs, little fingers and base of the palms joined together,
Gaze. Bow your head. Gaze into your flower. Repeat your intention.
B R E A T H E
Washington Park on the Puget Sound, Anacortes, Washington